“VICE News is an international news organization created by and for a connected generation.” They “provide an unvarnished look at some of the most important events of our time, highlight under-reported stories from around the globe, and get to the heart of the matter with reporters who call it like they see it.”
VICE News is scheduled to launch September 26th on HBO; in the meantime check them out on Facebook.
Find out more from their beta website: “No one is reporting journalism that speaks to today’s youth. As traditional news audiences are getting older, the dearth of engaging outlets for young people must be filled and we’re here to do just that. Working in partnership with leading social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, and boots-on-the-ground youth correspondents, VICE is creating a channel dedicated to global video-driven journalism for young people by young people. VICE News goes to places no one should ever go, meets the most elusive human beings on earth, and tells important stories through immersive journalism.”
James Warren of Poynter Institute quotes Ad Age: “We interrupt your regularly scheduled worldview,” begins the first ad for Vice Media’s upcoming evening newscast on HBO meant to attract exactly the sort of younger audience turned off by most traditional newscasts, being they national or local, broadcast or cable. “No anchors…no sponsors…no censors…from the streets…from the sources…without the talking heads…the world is changing…the news is too.”